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    Can anyone tell me why my headlight and parking lights do not come on? I jiggle the switch and all I get is the high beams. Should I replace entire switch on steering or is it something else? Thanks...

    1986 300zx Turbo Automatic

  • #2
    How us your fuse?

    Terrible idea putting those wheels on...


    • #3
      I've read that the switch from the factory contained corrosive grease that fuxored up contacts. My 84 used to have a problem to where the driver side head light would come on randomly and then go off. Didnt stay on for very long.

      I allways thought somone was trying to break into my car cause the alarm would go off. Took me 6 months to figure out what was going on. I was walking out to my car and saw the light come on for a brief moment and then the alarm went off.

      My current car has similar problems with the lights as what you are describing. Only one head light will come on until I rev it to like 3k then sometimes the second one will come on. Prolly the switch.
      85 Z31 6.0 LSX turbo 766whp/792wtq
      04 GTO, LS6, big cam, porting, N20... underway for summertime daily driver.


      • #4
        Take the switch apart and clean the contacts and bend the tabs as they become a bit flat over time. This will fix the problem in many cases. Replacement switches are expensive.
        Chuck Stong
        300+ Parts and Performance owner
        2002 ZCOT president and always active member